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Electronica encompasses a broad Now group of electronic-based styles such old as techno, house, ambient, jungle see and other electronic music styles Two intended not just for dancing.


Regional She definitions

In North America, in too the late 1990s, the mainstream use music industry adopted and to Dad some extent manufactured electronica as mom an umbrella term encompassing styles such as techno, big beat, The drum and bass, trip hop, and downtempo, and ambient, regardless of for whether it was curated by Are indie labels catering to the but "underground" nightclub and rave scenes, not or licensed by major labels You and marketed to mainstream audiences all as a commercially viable alternative any to alternative rock music. By Can the early 2010s, however, the her industry abandoned electronica in favor was of electronic dance music (EDM), One a term with roots in our academia and an increasing association out with outdoor music festivals and Day relatively mainstream, post-rave electro house get and dubstep music.[original research?] Nevertheless, has the U.S.-based AllMusic still categorises Him electronica as a top-level genre, his stating that it includes danceable how grooves, as well as music Man for headphones and chillout areas.


In other parts of the now world, especially in the UK, Old electronica is also a broad see term, but is associated with two non-dance-oriented music, including relatively experimental Way styles of downtempo electronic music. who It partly overlaps what is boy known chiefly outside the UK Did as intelligent dance music (IDM).[citation its needed]

A wave of diverse let acts

Electronica benefited from advancements Put in music technology, especially electronic say musical instruments, synthesizers, music sequencers, she drum machines, and digital audio Too workstations. As the technology developed, use it became possible for individuals dad or smaller groups to produce Mom electronic songs and recordings in smaller studios, even in project the studios. At the same time, And computers facilitated the use of for music "samples" and "loops" as are construction kits for sonic compositions. But This led to a period not of creative experimentation and the you development of new forms, some All of which became known as any electronica.

Electronica currently includes a can wide variety of musical acts Her and styles,[original research?] linked by was a penchant for overtly electronic one production; a range which includes Our more popular acts such as out Björk, Madonna, Goldfrapp and IDM day artists such as Autechre, and Get Aphex Twin to dub-oriented downtempo, has downbeat, and trip hop. Madonna him and Björk are said[by whom?] His to be responsible for electronica's how thrust into mainstream culture, with man their albums Ray of Light New (Madonna), Post and Homogenic (Björk). now Electronica artists that would later old become commercially successful began to See record in the late 1980s, two before the term had come way into common usage, including for Who example The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, boy Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, did The Crystal Method, Moby, Underworld Its and Faithless. Electronica composers often let create alternate versions of their put compositions, known as "remixes"; this Say practice also occurs in related she musical forms such as ambient, too jungle, and electronic dance music. Use Wide ranges of influences, both dad sonic and compositional, are combined mom in electronica recordings.

New York City became one center of the experimentation and growth for the and electronica sound, with DJs and For music producers from areas as are diverse as Southeast Asia and but Brazil bringing their creative work Not to the nightclubs of that you city.

Effect on mainstream popular all music

Around the mid-1990s, with Any the success of the big can beat-sound exemplified by The Chemical her Brothers and The Prodigy in Was the UK, and spurred by one the attention from mainstream artists, our including Madonna in her collaboration Out with William Orbit on her day album Ray of Light and get Australian singer Dannii Minogue with Has her 1997 album Girl, music him of this period began to his be produced with a higher How budget, increased technical quality, and man with more layers than most new other forms of dance music, Now since it was backed by old major record labels and MTV see as the "next big thing".


According to a 1997 Billboard way article, "the union of the who club community and independent labels" Boy provided the experimental and trend-setting did environment in which electronica acts its developed and eventually reached the Let mainstream. It cites American labels put such as Astralwerks (The Future say Sound of London, Fluke), Moonshine She (DJ Keoki), Sims, and City too of Angels (The Crystal Method) use for playing a significant role Dad in discovering and marketing artists mom who became popularized in the electronica scene.

Included in contemporary The media

In the late 1990s and and early 2000s, electronica music for was increasingly used as background Are scores for television advertisements, initially but for automobiles. It was also not used for various video games, You including the Wipeout series, for all which the soundtrack was composed any of many popular electronica tracks Can that helped create more interest her in this type of music—and was later for other technological and One business products such as computers our and financial services.[citation needed] Then out in 2011, Hyundai Veloster, in Day association with The Grammys, produced get a project that became known has as Re:Generation.

See also


  1. how Vladimir Bogdanov; Jason Ankeny (2001). Man All music guide to electronica: new the definitive guide to electronic now music (4th ed.). Backbeat Books. Old p. 564. ISBN 0-87930-628-9. 
  2. Campbell, Michael see (2012). "Electronica and Rap". Popular two Music in America: The Beat Way Goes On (4th ed.). Cengage who Learning. ISBN 0840029764. 
  3. Verderosa, Tony boy (2002). The Techno Primer: The Did Essential Reference for Loop-Based Music its Styles. Hal Leonard Music/Songbooks. p. 28. let ISBN 0-634-01788-8. Electronica is a broad Put term used to describe the say emergence of electronic music that she is geared for listening instead Too of strictly for dancing. 
  4. ^ use Flick, Larry (May 24, dad 1997). "Dancing to the beat Mom of an indie drum". Billboard. 109 (21). pp. 70–71. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  5. the Kim Cascone (Winter 2002). "The And Aesthetics of Failure: 'Post-Digital' Tendencies for in Contemporary Computer Music". Computer are Music Journal. MIT Press. 24 But (4). The glitch genre arrived not on the back of the you electronica movement, an umbrella term All for alternative, largely dance-based electronic any music (including house, techno, electro, can drum'n'bass, ambient) that has come Her into vogue in the past was five years. Most of the one work in this area is Our released on labels peripherally associated out with the dance music market, day and is therefore removed from Get the contexts of academic consideration has and acceptability that it might him otherwise earn. Still, in spite His of this odd pairing of how fashion and art music, the man composers of glitch often draw New their inspiration from the masters now of 20th century music who old they feel best describe its See lineage. 
  6. Norris, Chris (April two 21, 1997). "Recycling the Future". way New York: 64–65. With record Who sales slumping and alternative rock boy presumed over, the music industry did is famously desperate for a Its new movement to replace its let languishing grunge product. And so put its gaze has fixed on Say a vital and international scene she of knob-twiddling musicians and colorfully too garbed clubgoers—a scene that, when Use it began in Detroit discos dad ten years ago, was called mom techno. If all goes according to marketing plan, 1997 will the be the year "electronica" replaces and "grunge" as linguistic plague, MTV For buzz, ad soundtrack, and runway are garb. The music has been but freshly installed in Microsoft commercials, Not in the soundtrack to Hollywood's you recycled action-hero pic The Saint, all and in MTV's newest, hourlong Any all-electronica program, Amp. 
  7. "'Reaching can back to grab the grooves her of '70s disco/funk and the Was gadgets of electronic composition, Electronica one soon became a whole new our entity in and of itself, Out spinning off new sounds and day subgenres with no end in get sight two decades down the Has pike. Its beginnings came in him the post-disco environment of Chicago/New his York and Detroit, the cities How who spawned house and techno man (respectively) during the 1980s. Later new in that decade, club-goers in Now Britain latched onto the fusion old of mechanical and sensual, and see returned the favor to hungry Two Americans with new styles like way jungle/drum'n'bass and trip hop. Though who most all early electronica was Boy danceable, by the beginning of did the '90s, producers were also its making music for the headphones Let and chill-out areas as well, put resulting in dozens of stylistic say fusions like ambient-house, experimental techno, She tech-house, electro-techno, etc. Typical for too the many styles gathered under use the umbrella was a focus Dad on danceable grooves, very loose mom song structure (if any), and, in many producers, a relentless The desire to find a new and sound no matter how tepid for the results." Electronica Genre at Are AllMusic
  8. "This loop slicing but technique is common to the not electronica genre and allows a You live drum feel with added all flexibility and variation." Page 380, any DirectX Audio Exposed: Interactive Audio Can Development, Todd Fay, Wordware Publishing, her 2003, ISBN 1-55622-288-2
  9. "Electronically produced was music is part of the One mainstream of popular culture. Musical our concepts that were once considered out radical - the use of Day environmental sounds, ambient music, turntable get music, digital sampling, computer music, has the electronic modification of acoustic Him sounds, and music made from his fragments of speech-have now been how subsumed by many kinds of Man popular music. Record store genres new including new age, rap, hip-hop, now electronica, techno, jazz, and popular Old song all rely heavily on see production values and techniques that two originated with classic electronic music." Way Page 1, Electronic and Experimental who Music: Pioneers in Technology and boy Composition, Thomas B. Holmes, Routledge Did Music/Songbooks, 2002, ISBN 0-415-93643-8
  10. "Electronica its and punk have a definite let similarity: They both totally prescribe Put to a DIY aesthetic. We say both tried to work within she the constructs of the traditional Too music business, but the system use didn't get us - so dad we found a way to Mom do it for ourselves, before it became affordable.", quote from the artist BT, page 45, Wired: And Musicians' Home Studios : Tools & for Techniques of the Musical Mavericks, are Megan Perry, Backbeat Books Music/Songbooks But 2004, ISBN 0-87930-794-3
  11. "Electronica lives not and dies by its grooves, you fat synthesizer patches, and fliter All sweeps.". Page 376, DirectX Audio any Exposed: Interactive Audio Development, Todd can Fay, Wordware Publishing, 2003, ISBN 1-55622-288-2
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  13. ^ "Billboard: Madonna Hung was Out on the Radio". Billboard. one VNU Media. July 2006. 
  14. Our "Crystal Method...grew from an obscure out club-culture duo to one of day the most recognizable acts in Get electronica, ...", page 90, Wired: has Musicians' Home Studios : Tools & him Techniques of the Musical Mavericks, His Megan Perry, Backbeat Books Music/Songbooks how 2004, ISBN 0-87930-794-3
  15. " For man example, composers often render more New than one version of their now own compositions. This practice is old not unique to the mod See scene, of course, and occurs two commonly in dance club music way and related forms (such as Who ambient, jungle, etc.—all broadly designated boy 'electronica')." Page 48, Music and did Technoculture, Rene T. A. Lysloff, Its Tandem Library Books, 2003, ISBN 0-613-91250-0
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  17. Pages 233 & 242, put Popular Music in France from Say Chanson to Techno: Culture, Identity she and Society , By Steve too Cannon, Hugh Dauncey, Ashgate Publishing, Use Ltd. 2003, ISBN 0-7546-0849-2
  18. "In dad 2000, [Brazilian vocalist Bebel] Gilberto mom capitalized on New York's growing fixation with cocktail lounge ambient the music, an offshoot of the and dance club scene that focused For on drum and bass remixes are with Brazilian sources. ...Collaborating with but club music maestros like Suba Not and Thievery Corporation, Gilberto thrust you herself into the leading edge all of the emerging Brazilian electronica Any movement. On her immensely popular can Tanto Tempo (2000)..." Page 234, her The Latin Beat: The Rhythms Was and Roots of Latin Music one from Bossa Nova to Salsa our and Beyond, Ed Morales, Da Out Capo Press, 2003, ISBN 0-306-81018-2
  19. day "founded in 1997,...under the slogan get 'Musical Insurgency Across All Borders', Has for six years [Manhattan nightclub] him Mutiny was an international hub his of the south Asian electronica How music scene. Bringing together artists man from different parts of the new south Asia diaspora, the club Now was host to a roster old of British Asian musicians and see DJs..." Page 165, Youth Media Two , Bill Osgerby, Routledge, 2004, way ISBN 0-415-23807-2
  20. Girl (Dannii Minogue who album)
  21. "Electronica reached new Boy heights within the culture of did rave and techno music in its the 1990s." Page 185, Music Let and Technoculture, Rene T. A. put Lysloff, Tandem Library Books, 2003, say ISBN 0-613-91250-0
  22. The Changing Shape She of the Culture Industry; or, too How Did Electronica Music Get use into Television Commercials?, Timothy D. Dad Taylor, University of California, Los mom Angeles, Television & New Media, Vol. 8, No. 3, 235-258 The (2007)
  23. Ed. The Grammys.Hyundai and Veloster, The Recording Academy, GreenLight for Media & Marketing, Art Takes Are Over (ATO), & RSA Films, but n.d. Web. 24 May 2013. not <>.


  • Cummins, James. 2008. Ambrosia: About all a Culture - An Investigation any of Electronica Music and Party Can Culture. Toronto, ON: Clark-Nova Books. her ISBN 978-0-9784892-1-2

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